Fiddle Leaf Fig

Fiddle Leaf Fig
The Fiddle Leaf Fig, also known as Ficus Lyrata is a beautiful houseplant. This plant is a wonderfully fast growing and ever changing wonder. When given the right growing traditions, the fiddle leaf fig can make any room look like a tropical paradise. On top of its beauty, the fiddle leaf has been proven to effectively remove unhealthy volatile organic compounds from the air. 

Growing Tips

Watering:

Watering is an important step for a fiddle leaf plant. Test the soil before you water. If the first two inches of soil are dry, then it is time to water your plant. Having your plant too dry or too wet, can cause leafs to drop prematurely. 

Sunlight:

Requires bright filtered light. A fiddle leaf will deteriorate in dim lighting. The more light this plant can receive that happier and faster it will grow! 

Temperature:

Fiddle leaf figs enjoy a constant warmth, and prefer to kept above 16 degrees Celsius. It is also important to consider humidity levels. These plants prefer average to above average humidity levels. A dry area may cause browning in the leafs. 

Plant Food:

Feed your fiddle leaf with any general purpose house plant food. It is recommended to feed your plant at least twice a year, during the warm months of spring and summer. 

Animal Concerns:

Consumption of the sap produced by the fiddle leaf can cause many gastrointestinal irritations. Symptoms include; nausea, drooling, vomiting and diarrhea. While it may not be life threatening, it may consider veterinary intervention if consumed.